COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following question, some part of the sentence has errors and some are correct. Find out of which part of a sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error choose ‘No error’.

  1. My brother, along with his friends, have gone to watch a movie at the nearest cinema hall.
    1. at the nearest cinema hall
    2. My brother, along with his friends
    3. have gone to watch a movie
    4. No error

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    When along with/as well asis used in a sentence, the Verb agrees with the number/person of the Subject used before it. Hence, according toMy brother (Singular), has gone to watch a movie is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    When along with/as well asis used in a sentence, the Verb agrees with the number/person of the Subject used before it. Hence, according toMy brother (Singular), has gone to watch a movie is the right usage.


Direction: In the following question, some part of the sentence has errors and some are correct. Find out of which part of the sentence has an error. If sentence is free from error choose to ‘No error’.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The scissors, which
    2. are on the table,
    3. belongs to Radha.
    4. No error

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    Here, scissors is a Plural Subject. When used as a pair, a Singular Verb is used. Look at the sentences : l My scissors are sharp. l A pair of scissors has been bought. Hence, Plural Verb i.e., belong to Radha is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, scissors is a Plural Subject. When used as a pair, a Singular Verb is used. Look at the sentences : l My scissors are sharp. l A pair of scissors has been bought. Hence, Plural Verb i.e., belong to Radha is the right usage.



Direction: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.

  1. The thief did not know that there was a dog laying under the table.
    1. that there was a dog
    2. laying under the table
    3. No error
    4. The thief did not know

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    Here, lying under the table is the right usage. lie (V.) : to be or remain in a flat position on a surface (1) lie⇒lay (Past)⇒lain (Past Participle)⇒ lying (ing form)

    Correct Option: B

    Here, lying under the table is the right usage. lie (V.) : to be or remain in a flat position on a surface (1) lie⇒lay (Past)⇒lain (Past Participle)⇒ lying (ing form)


  1. Long life is good if one be happy and has friends.
    1. and has friends.
    2. if one be happy
    3. No error
    4. Long life is good

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    Here, if one is happy is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, if one is happy is the right usage.



  1. Had you participated in the drawing competition, you would have won the first prize.
    1. No error
    2. in the drawing competition
    3. Had you participated
    4. you would have won the first prize

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    No error

    Correct Option: A

    No error